Home Office

Grant pays for brighter lights to deter burglars

The Home Office is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds to try to reduce crime in a part of Barrow that has been plagued with burglaries.

The money will pay for better street lighting, including in back streets in the area near Salthouse Road, support a crime prevention survey, and fund the recruitment of community volunteers.

The £437,000 government grant comes from the new Safer Streets Fund and Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, the Conservative Peter McCall, says the funding will make a real difference to this community over the coming months.

Slthouse Road